Moritz Daniel Oppenheim - The first Jewish painter

    All titles (2)
    Documentary Feature | 2014-2017 | History | Germany

    Main data

    DirectorIsabel Gathof
    Written byIsabel Gathof (Idea)
    ProductionFeinshmekerFilm
    DistributorRealFiction Filmverleih [de]

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting01.09.2014
    End of shooting01.09.2016
    LocationsFrankreich, Israel, Portugal

    Project data

    Film financing
    Length of movie98 Min.
    Picture formatWidescreen Europe (1 : 1,66)
    Picture material negativeHD
    Sound formatStereo

      Brief synopsis

      Das erste Mal widmet sich ein Dokumentarfilm dem “ersten jüdischen Maler des 19. Jahrhunderts” – Moritz Daniel Oppenheim – der mit seinen Genredarstellungen ein jüdisches Selbstbewusstsein in der Kunstgeschichte etablierte und sich stark für den interkonfessionellen Dialog einsetzte – ein Thema, das auch heute aktueller kaum sein könnte. (http://neu.feinshmekerfilm.de/?page_id=189)

      Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, “the painter of the Rothschilds & the Rothschild of painters“, was not only the first Jewish artist with an academic background, but also an icon of Jewish emancipation in Germany.
      Together with his bestseller – the depictions on traditional Jewish family life – the great achievements of 19th century German Jewry fell into oblivion.
      Young filmmaker Isabel Gathof is seeking Oppenheim’s traces – motifs, descendants and heritage – in Germany, France and Israel, on the occasion of the world’s first monument set up for the artist.
      Imposing images show the becoming of this great man and blur the lines between the past and the present on two narrative levels.

      Crew

      ActivityNameComment
      director of photographyNicolas Mussell
      director of photographyCarla Muresan
      director of photographyAlexander VexlerSONY PXW-FS7
      directorIsabel Gathof
      composerChristos Kessidis
      composerJens Troester
      producerIsabel Gathof
      unit production managerIsabel Gathof
      IdeaIsabel Gathof
      sound re-recording mixerManuel Karakas
      sound editorJohannes Ott
      coloristJörg von Baczko

      Production companies

      CompanyComment
      FeinshmekerFilm

      Distributing companies

      CompanyComment
      RealFiction Filmverleih [de]Theatrical Germany

      Facilities

      DepartmentCompanyComment
      Film Processing/TransfersVerinet GmbH
      Score /MusicNeue Philharmonie Frankfurt
      Sound (Postproduction)msp media sound & pictures
      Sound (Postproduction)Performance Studios Frankfurt

      Awards

      Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
      Isabel Gathof2017Hessischer Film- und KinopreisDokumentarfilmNominated
      Isabel Gathof2018Lichter Filmfest [de]Regionaler LangfilmwettbewerbNominated

      Cinema

      TypeCountryDateComment
      Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 25th October, 2018